March 2017 - Cover Story: The Man with Sleight of Hand, Justin Willman

Magic has always brought a sense of wonder to the world. No one knows that better than Justin Willman. Willman’s combination of magic and comedy has enchanted his fans. His love of magic came from an unlikely accident. Willman recalls, “When I was 12, I broke both of my arms in a rollerblading mishap. My doctor randomly recommended card tricks as physical therapy, and I was hooked. As a kid magician starting out, there was always something special about possessing this talent that could amaze adults. I think that’s where my love of magic really solidified. Since then, it’s all I’ve ever known. I think we’re at a time now where our country is in the middle of a ‘wonder renaissance’….(W)e nee

March 2017 - Turn It Up: Red Light Cameras

Photography by Ben Bunner Albuquerque boasts a surplus of musical talent. One band that overflows in that area is Red Light Cameras. Truly making a name for themselves, Red Light’s mix of alternative party rock has left audiences wanting more. The band members took a moment to sit down with New Mexico Entertainment and talk about how they formed and where they see their journey leading. How did the band come together? Barney Lopez and Chris Walsh grew up in Los Lunas playing music in adjacent bands with another friend named Mike Meyer. When Chris returned from college, the three of them decided to start a band together called Evol Lived with with Kirsten Allard on drums. The band went on for

March 2017 - The Art World: Mauricio Ramirez

Originally from Chicago, Mauricio Ramirez is a visual artist now living in Albuquerque. His pieces include contemporary murals, fine art, and commercial art. His work has been exhibited at the Metropolitan Pavilion in NYC, as well as in Chicago, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, and Miami. Back in November, in the historic neighborhood of Nob Hill, Ramirez installed his latest mural, which will be featured at the Nob Hill Bar and Grill. The mural was curated by Max Baptiste of We Are This City, a local platform dedicated for artists to exhibit their work in unique venues. This mural is his second, large-scale work featured in Albuquerque. Ramirez uses 2-d design skills combined with bursts of color t

March 2017 - Let Us Entertain You: The Doo Wop Project

With their tight vocal harmonies, simple beats, and flawless performance, The Doo Wop Project takes audiences on a musical journey through the ‘50s and ‘60s. Not only does this New York-based a cappella group perform classic doo-wop songs by artists like The Temptations and The Four Seasons, but they reinterpret modern pop songs in doo-wop style, making for an evening of non-stop fun. Enjoy the songs and styles made famous by artists of the ‘50s and ‘60s with The Doo Wop Project at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, March 19, 2017, at 3pm. The Doo Wop Project performs classic songs like “Since I Don’t Have You” by The Skyliners, and “Denise” by Randy & The Rainbows, in addition to doo-wop interpretatio

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